Each year, the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee and its community partners host a week of events to promote reconciliation in Lethbridge. Find the 2021 Reconciliation Week poster 2021 here.
NOTE THAT MANY OF THE IN-PERSON EVENTS PLANNED FOR RECONCILIATION WEEK HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT ORGANIZER TO CONFIRM THE LATEST EVENT DETAILS.
Orange Shirt Day
Every year Orange Shirt Day is celebrated across Canada on September 30. The event is meant to support conversations about the impacts of Residential Schools and reconciliation in Canada. The Day reaffirms that the survivors and those impacted by Residential Schools matter. For more information, visit the Orange Shirt Day website.
Sisters in Spirit Vigil
The Sisters in Spirit Vigil is an annual event that takes place to acknowledge and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in our community. Each year the vigil takes place on October 4 beginning with a walk from City Hall to Galt Gardens. Visit the Lethbridge Sisters in Spirit Facebook page for more information.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. For more information visit the Government of Canada's website.
To learn more about events taking place in Lethbridge for Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week 2021, click here.
Each year the Métis community celebrates their culture, history and the legacy of Louis Riel through a week long celebration. In Lethbridge these events are coordinated by the Local Métis Council and are also shared on the Reconciliation Lethbridge Facebook page.
These partners also regularly host events focused on reconciliation and Indigenous culture in our community:
Lethbridge Public Library
Galt Museum and Archives
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Lethbridge Friendship Centre